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Greg Black

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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Wed, 17 Nov 2004

Spam does pay

The case against recently-convicted spammer Jeremy James, as reported by The Spam Weblog, shows why spammers persist—it pays off very nicely.

Apparently James got money from between 10,000 and 17,000 individuals each month and made between $400,000 and $750,000 per month. I’m glad he’s going to jail, but I’d really like to have a meeting of minds with the idiot customers—if they’d stop responding, the spammers would stop spamming. But, for as long as there are cretins out there who will buy from spammers, the rest of us will have to put up with spam. It’s enough to make you want to go on a crusade with a baseball bat.